Unless you're donating blood, it's generally supposed to be in your body. When it's not, something is often wrong. Blood, even the fake stuff you see everywhere around Halloween, evokes a primal reaction.
In this episode of Bloodworks 101, we talk to Cara Elise of Georgetown Morgue, Jolene Obertin of Seattle Reparatory Theater, and Nathan Page of UWild about how fake blood can create real emotion.
But wait, there's more! Jolene shares a few spooky recipes to craft your own fake blood.
Option 1: This will wash out of a lot of things (but probably not everything)
Heat the corn syrup and chocolate syrup in a pot, Dissolve the corn starch in water and mix into the syrup.
Add Coffee Mate ( this will be a bit lumpy-it goes away eventually) and food coloring.
If you want it extra thick , triple the amount of dry goods.
Option 2: This will stain fabrics and skin
Mix cocoa in about 2/3c of very hot water, cool
Add gelatin and food coloring
Add cold water until you get the consistency you want
Option 3: Old timey movie blood
Hershey's Chocolate Syrup & red food coloring